Two People Have Been Struck By Palm Beach Officer’s Truck
A Palm Beach County police truck accidentally struck two pedestrians, leaving one of them with broken ribs and a contusion, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The victims were hit by an officer in a 2016 Chevy Silverado, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Paramedics rushed the individuals, described only as a man and a woman, to Delray Medical Center. Video captured at the scene showed them being carried away on stretchers and loaded into the back of an ambulance.
One of them was said to have suffered several broken ribs and a contusion, but it’s unclear if it was a man or a woman.
A Lieutenant of the Palm Beach County Police Department told The Post that the accident appeared to stem from an issue of visibility and that speed was not a factor.
According to the Lieutenant, it’s been long since a pedestrian was last hit by a police truck.
The officer behind the wheel during the accident was said to be a department veteran, with no prior incidents.
The Florida Highway Patrol officials did not disclose if the officer was charged or not, but reports revealed that investigations are still ongoing.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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